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SPot West Open Afternoon

AHDB Potatoes event

Event date :
Event date: 
Thursday, 17 August, 2017 - 15:00
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Location :
Blakeley Court Farm, SY4 4ND.


See dramatically varied results of different PCN management techniques in a field with a severe infestation

Why attend:

  • View demonstration plot results on a commercial farm with a severe PCN infestation
  • Discuss strikingly clear results with the farm director, researchers and local agronomists
  • Consider how similar changes to PCN management programmes could work at your farm

Date: 17th August

Time: 3.30pm - 7.15pm

Address: Field is sign posted from: Blakeley Court Farm, Shropshire, SY4 4ND (please follow signs and do not enter Blakeley Farm)

Additional info: BASIS and Noroso points available

Format: Guided tour of demonstration plots with researchers from Harper Adams, Agronomists, ADB Knowledge Exchange Managers and Farms Director Matthew Wallace

PCN focussed Demonstration Plot/Discussion Topics:

  • Resistance/tolerance
  • Trap crops
  • New nematicide
  • Mycorrhizal inoculation
  • Precision mapping
  • Biofumigants

Refreshments: ​refreshments on arrival and post-event meal

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Experts leading the discussion on PCN Management

Local growers and agronomists' knowledge of conditions form a valuable part of discussions at SPot Farm events. Heal Farms have provided researchers with a comercial farm setting to demonstrate the latest thinking in PCN Management. Leading the discussions at the Open Day will be:

  • Dr Lydia Smith, NIAB CUF
  • William Watts, Harper Adams University
  • Nigel Adam, Bayer
  • Dr Anne Stone, AHDB
  • Andy Barker, Agronomist

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